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Oliver Hope

Recently EA released a five minute long trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2 and it's fair to say it gave us all a much clearer picture as to what we can expect come November. Narrated by Star Wars star John Bodega, the trailer took us on a journey through the various game modes and the changes that make each mode unique.

Complaints about the first instalment in the rebooted Battlefront series have been addressed. Yes, there is a fully developed single player mode available. Multiplayer will also feature massively of course, with players having a more in depth level of customization available to them.

[Credit: EA Games]
[Credit: EA Games]

The first mode we were introduced to on the multiplayer side of things was Strike, which comprises of two eight-player teams competing in objective-based missions against each other. Strarfighter Assault allows two teams to take the battle to space and compete in an all out aerial dogfight to win control over Starfighters and eventually destroy the enemy. This mode can be carried out using fighters, bombers, interceptors and special heroic ships such as Han Solo's Millennium Falcon or Boba Fett's Slave One.

Hero vs Villain mode also returns with more characters available than ever before. There will also be an Arcade mode included which allows you to compete alone against the computer in skirmish style battles, or against a friend locally via split-screen. Ah split-screen, we have missed you dearly.

The game will also feature a mode called Galactic Assault which, from the sounds of it, will run in a similar format to Battlefield 1's Conquest mode. Large teams will face off against each other in a series of objective driven activities over a large scale map.

[Credit: EA Games]
[Credit: EA Games]

The maps featured in the game will include three prequel-era settings -- Kamino, Kashyyyk and Theed -- as well as five original trilogy-era maps -- Death Star II, Endor, Mos Eisley, Yavin 4 and Hoth -- and three The Force Awakens-era locations -- Starkiller Base, Jakku and Takodana.

There will also be an exclusive single player campaign mode which will focus on a previously untold story which takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. This story will act as a means of bridging the gap between the two movies and providing some much needed context between the time periods.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is set to launch on November 17. Those who are very keen to jump into this game and experience it some more can join in with the Galactic Assault and Starfighter Assault modes in the Battlefront II beta, which will be available October 6-9, or October 4-9 for those who have already pre-ordered the game.

Check out the full trailer below:


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